Guess Who I Heard From?

I was going to rant about some mundane stuff at work, when I the first thing I saw on my computer after I got home from work was a note in my inbox from a voice from the past. What a pleasant surprise! I am sure he won’t mind my sharing his story, as only he can tell it:

I have an aunt. She’s that aunt who never married and doesn’t shave her legs anymore. She likes to wear long dresses with white socks. I think she fought in some kind of guerilla war at one point, but it’s never discussed. She has hands that are so rough, they can be used to smooth wood.

Her name is Carmen and she asks that I call her by her first name. She’s not old enough to be an aunt, she says. She says a lot of things.

Today she told me that she wasn’t going to vote anymore.

“It’s just not worth it anymore.”

Turns out that it’s not worth it anymore.

“I’m not voting for George Bush next year. He’s never getting my vote again.”

Carmen thinks that George Bush is running for something next year. It’s best to not question Carmen. Her hands, her hands, ay her hands.

Carmen, why aren’t you going to vote for George Bush? You have a picture of him.

“Not anymore. George Bush hates children. Republicans hate children. I can’t vote for him anymore.”

I think that somewhere Carmen votes for George Bush daily. It’s best to not ask questions. If you ask questions, that means you care. In this case, however, I care a little bit.

Why does George Bush hate children, Carmen?

“He doesn’t want to give the children health insurance. They’re all going to die. Every single one of them. Democrats kill the children, but if the Republicans aren’t going to keep them alive, then it’s not even worth it. They’re all murderers.”

That makes complete sense. I’m not voting for George Bush, either. He’s never getting my vote again.

“That’s why it’s important for young people to know about the issues. If you don’t read the news and watch the television, you’ll never know what’s going on. You’re very lucky to have me El Guapo. Very lucky.”

Lucky like stepping on a nail, Carmen. Lucky like stepping on a nail.

Mucho Amor,

El Guapo






22 responses to “Guess Who I Heard From?”

  1. Orfhlaith Avatar

    WOW, El Guapo, how nice. Hope that his life is blissful and sweet.

  2. avra Avatar

    Oh, I miss him. Thank you for posting it here RG!

  3. avra Avatar

    Oh I miss him. Thank you for posting it RG!

  4. Alex Avatar

    A real treat. Thanks RG.

  5. Dirkey Avatar

    Oh how I miss El Guapo, its so good to hear from him and his aunt. ๐Ÿ™‚

  6. Robin in Ohio Avatar
    Robin in Ohio

    Thanks for posting something from El Guapo. ๐Ÿ™‚ I’m glad he keeps in touch with you and you were kind enough to post it. Although, please tell him I miss his blog…very much.

  7. Dani Avatar

    I was just thinking about El Guapo and how much I miss his blog. Thanks.

  8. TangoEyes Avatar

    I read you often, but never commented before. Its great to hear such a bubbling, tumbing over of happiness after all your struggles over the last few months.
    El Guapo, El Guapo, El Guapo – what can we say – he is missed sooooo much.
    Thanks for sharing with us – he’s priceless.

  9. Raven Avatar

    Thanks for posting the email from El Guapo…I miss his blog.

  10. Kim Ayres Avatar

    Thanks for sharing that RG, it’s good to know his fingers are still typing ๐Ÿ™‚

  11. m Avatar

    Joy, joy, JOY to see El Guapo’s words again! Thank you for sharing.

    I’ve particularly enjoyed your writing of late too, RG. Every word makes me feel like I’m there.

  12. Sloth Avatar

    I, too, miss El Guapo. He’s the El Guapoingest! Thanks RG!

  13. QKK Avatar

    i miss el guapo too! please please please ask him to continue his blog… that ray of sunshine that brings a grin to my face!

  14. Restaurant Gal Avatar
    Restaurant Gal

    I miss him, too, and I am so glad he sent this to me. Who knows what’s next? I know he must appreciate these comments.

  15. El Guapo Avatar
    El Guapo

    I do.

  16. savannah Avatar

    what a perfect surprise! i’ve kept this link on my blogroll…just in case. in fact, i looked the other day….thank you, RG!

  17. laura Avatar

    I’ve been reading for awhile but your blog seems so personal – I never felt like I could comment. I felt almost like it would be interjecting into an eavesdropped conversation. But seeing El Guapo here – & it made it seem ok!

    You have a wonderful journal & as a perfect stranger, I’ve felt for you over these last several weeks. I hope that doesn’t seem too stalker-like! And while I’m being creepy, I may as well add that I’ve missed Guapo terribly!

  18. Lex Avatar

    Aw! I never got to read El Guapo, but I’m glad you posted him here. So when’s the next installment…I mean email? ๐Ÿ˜‰

  19. J Avatar

    I love, love, love El Guapo! I miss him dearly. Thanks, RG, for bringing him back ever so briefly. I click on his link every once in a while. Alas, there is a hole in my daily routine.

  20. maureen Avatar

    Thank you so much for sharing this I miss El Guapo terribly . Is ther any way you can convince him to start posting again !!!

  21. Candi Avatar

    Oh El Guapo!!! I miss him… I was learning so much spanish too from his writing. (Before him, all I could say and understand was “Please stand clear of the doors” which I learned from riding the monorail in Disney.) His mustache was inspiring…

  22. Kelly Avatar

    aww el guapo! i miss you!